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Focus on Marriage Podcast

If you’re married — or soon to be — you’ve got questions. What makes this relationship work? How do I fix it when it breaks? Where do I go when I need help? Host John Fuller and marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley help answer those questions with practical, down-to-earth insights based on God’s design for marriage. Find answers and inspiration in every short episode of this Christian marriage podcast.

Meet the Hosts

Greg Smalley
Greg Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages, and help couples in marital crises.

Erin Smalley
Erin Smalley

Erin Smalley is a licensed professional counselor and serves as a strategic spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry. She is also an author and conference speaker.

John Fuller
John Fuller

John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.

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The Immediate Damage of an Affair

Sadly, many couples experience the sting of betrayal. When the unfaithfulness comes to light, the damage is shocking. John talks with Greg and Erin about why an affair is so devastating to a marriage, and they’ll point you to resources for starting a recovery process. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage.

Past Episodes

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Questions and Answers

You long for meaningful connection with your spouse. However, there are moments when it feels like life and responsibilities keep getting in the way. During those seasons, what do you do? John, Greg and Erin suggest some questions you can ask your spouse as a way to connect with each other.

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Planets and the Sun

Raising kids with your spouse is one of life’s greatest blessings. But anyone who’s had children will tell you it’s not easy to balance them with your marriage. John talks with Greg and Erin about how to prioritize your marriage, even with the constant demands of parenting.

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Planning for a Thriving Marriage

Success doesn’t happen by accident. It requires planning and making intentional decisions. The same principle is true for your marriage. Greg and Erin talk with John about how practicing simple exercises has made their marriage better. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey.

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The Story You Tell Yourself

When you’re frustrated with your spouse, it’s easy to tell yourself things about him or her that aren’t true. We’ve all been guilty of that before. Greg, Erin and John explain how simple gestures of kindness can calm your emotions, even when you feel frustrated with your mate. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey.

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Working Through Triggers With Honesty

You love your spouse so much, but we’re all still human. Part of being human is getting on each other’s nerves. John, Erin and Greg discuss what it looks like for couples to work through irritations during the early years of marriage. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly.

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Overcoming Tension in the Early Years

The early years of marriage are filled with bliss and lots of adjustments. With so many changes, getting on each others’ nerves is very common as you’re learning to live together. John, Greg and Erin give some encouragement to newlyweds who are stepping on each others’ toes. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly.

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When Jesus Saved Her Marriage

When it seems hopeless, Jesus will still meet you where you are. Your marriage might be struggling today, but God can do a miracle in your relationship. John and the Smalleys share how they’ve seen God restore broken marriages. Featuring guest Vicki Rose.

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God Can Redeem Any Marriage

Many marriages go through a dark season. If you’re feeling discouraged today and wondering whether you and your spouse are going to make it, you’ve come to the right place for hope. Hear John, Erin and Greg explain how it’s never too late for God to heal your broken marriage. Featuring guests Bill and Vicki Rose.

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Healthy Expectations for Busy Seasons

When we get angry at our family, there’s typically a deeper reason why. It might even be rooted in unrealistic expectations. Erin, Greg and John discuss how to have healthy expectations for busy seasons, and ways to show your spouse grace when he or she gets upset.

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Listen to the Metronome

Like music needs a metronome to sound good, your marriage needs a rhythm to help you stay connected. But is that possible when your schedule feels overloaded? John, Erin and Greg discuss ways to make time for your spouse, even with a crowded schedule.

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